With the summer season now drawing to an end and the swimming celebrations are well and truly behind us, we now move straight into the winter program.

Our rugby squads have been working hard and enjoyed a trip to Bathurst (St Stanislaus College) last weekend as they prepare for an exciting season ahead. Whilst we will continue to play in the CAS competition later in the season, the early part of the season will comprise of five games against GPS schools including St Ignatius’ College, The King's School, Newington, Scots College and Joeys. This draw has been coming for years and is now part of our regular season and we cannot be more excited. I know all teams would love as much support as possible so please come along and enjoy some great schoolboy rugby.

Last weekend some Knox teams also enjoyed another CAS initiative and played in a 7-a-side rugby competition. With “7s” now a genuine pathway to Olympics this was a great opportunity for the boys to give this style of rugby a taste and by all accounts was a huge success.

Our Football season is just as exciting with a ten week Home & Away CAS competition. All teams are currently being trialled and graded then will hit the ground running in Week 1 of Term 2. The season will kick off with a Friday evening game on Knox 1 against Cranbrook for the 1st XI and 2nd XI. Please come and support our teams and be part of another great Knox sporting event on Friday 28 April.

Last weekend a number of teams participated in a CAS Football “Blitz” around various CAS schools. Another good reason why it means so much and is so beneficial to be a member of the CAS. Our AFL squads have also started their pre-season with grading and games as they prepare for the Independent Schools AFL competition. A number of our AFL teams (Years 7 and 8) will participate in a gala day run by the AFL this weekend.

This week many of our track & field team have been competing in the National Junior Track & Field Championships at Homebush. There have been some outstanding performances and will all be listed in detail when the championships are finished.

Our cross country team is also starting their preparations for the season. If any boys were still in doubt and not sure what sport to participate in, the cross country is a great way to start the weekend with a run on a Saturday morning with fellow CAS and GPS schools at some wonderful venues. Please consider this option if you are in any doubt.

Last weekend Knox sailing announced the winners of its Knox Sailing Perpetual Trophy at their annual awards evening. This awards the skipper and crew with the best fleet racing results over 46 races in the summer sport sailing season. For the second year in a row, Evan Gauci has steered the winning boat to win the Trophy, and it is Tom O’Sullivan’s (Year 8) first year as the winning crew. Congratulations to these boys on earning the highest place results.
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NSWCIS Swimming and Diving Championships

On Thursday 23 March, Knox swimmers representing IPSHA at the CIS Championships were amazing in the pool, qualifying through to the finals in the all the events they contested and recording personal best times.

Diver, Ryan Manuel, was impressive in the in the 9 years Springboard winning gold and advancing through to State.

The Senior Relay team (Angus Rowe, Henry Anderson, Lochlan Stevenson and Benji Allen) swam extremely well in the heats qualifying through to the final where they won bronze.

Benji Allen won gold in the 12 years 50m breaststroke final, Marcus Walsh bronze in the 11 years backstroke and Henry Anderson silver in the 11 years backstroke and bronze in the 50m freestyle.

Congratulations to all boys on their outstanding performances at CIS and all the best to Ryan, Angus, Benji, Henry, Lochlan and Marcus at the NSWPSSA State Championships on Wednesday 5 and Thursday 6 April at SOPAC.


Mr Kai Lammert, Head Coach Football

1st XI blitz tournament against Cranbrook
A beautiful Saturday morning saw our 1st XI squad travel out to Cranbrook for the Inaugural Blitz Football tournament on Saturday 25 March. First up was Trinity and after a tough 30 minutes saw Knox coming out on top with a win, 1-0. The winning goal came of a corner from Alex Duffy and was converted by Lincoln Tasker-Hughes.

Next up was St Aloysius and the Knox boys added another clean sheet to the tally winning, 1-0, thanks to a great free kick from Hugo Forlico. Barker College was the next and possibly our best game. The boys showed some great football winning, 4-1 (Ben Biggs 2, Ed Yoong 2). Our last game was against Waverley and the boys lost, 0-1, in a very close encounter.

A great start to the pre-season by our Knox team and we are all looking forward to our first CAS game against Cranbrook under lights on Friday 28 April.


Knox sailing announced the winners of its Knox Sailing Supporters Annual Perpetual Trophy at the yearly awards on Saturday 18 March. The trophy recognises the skipper and crew with the best fleet racing results over 46 races in the summer sport sailing season.

For the second year in a row, Evan Gauci has steered the winning boat to claim the prize, and it is Tom O’Sullivan’s (Year 8) first year as the winning crew. It was tight competition as always with Toby Wilson being runner up this year, just one race win behind Evan where as in 2016, both were tied for 1st place with the deadlock being broken on count back. Congratulations to these boys on earning the highest place results.

Sport Wet Weather Information

Wet Weather Information
Prep: 9901 7982
Senior: 9901 7701
Online: Download the 'Prep Skoolbag' or 'Senior School Skoolbag app' - search 'Knox Grammar' in the app store
Sport fixtures are advertised on the fixture schedule on the Knox Portal.

These fixtures can change due to many factors and changes after 3pm on Fridays due to wet weather, cancellations or forfeits will be advertised on the sports info website and wet weather number. 
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Knox Uniform Shop

Term 2 requires students to present on the first day of term in the winter uniform. To assist with the purchasing of uniforms, we are open every week day from 12.30pm - 5.30pm until the last day of Term 1. We are also open each Saturday morning from 9am - 12noon. Additional operating hours during the school holidays are below. All items are available to purchase on Flexischools which can be delivered to the Prep School and WPS on Wednesdays and Fridays.

Uniform Shop Opening times during the holidays are as follows:

Monday 10 April - Open 9.30am - 5pm (closed 12.30pm - 1pm)
Tuesday 11 April - Open 9.30am - 5pm (closed 12.30pm - 1pm)
Wednesday 12 April - Wednesday 19 April - CLOSED
Thursday 20 Apri l- Open 9.30-5.00pm (closed 12.30pm - 1pm)
Friday 21 April - Open 9.30-5.00pm (closed 12.30pm - 1pm)
Monday 24 April - Open 9.30am-5.00pm (closed 12.30pm - 1pm)
Tuesday 25 April - CLOSED ANZAC Day
Wednesday 26 April - Open 8am-5.30pm

Please note, all blazers that require colour award embroidery must be submitted by 5pm, Monday 11 April. Any blazers received after this time will not be accepted. These will be available for collection from the Uniform Shop from Monday 24 April during opening times and on Wednesday 26 April from 8am. For further information regarding blazer colours, please ensure you read the Sports Bulletin from Week 9 with instructions on how to complete the necessary paperwork.
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Boarder Travel to Sport

Any boarder who needs assistance with travel arrangements to each Saturdays sport should check with their coach to assist in arranging transport.
Where this has not been successful then students should check with their housemaster to assist with arrangements.
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Any student attending any Knox sporting fixture and/or venue must be properly attired in either track suit or school uniform.

No Dogs Allowed Policy

To improve safety of the students and visitors to the school, we have a No Dogs Allowed policy. Dogs are prohibited, leashed or unleashed, on school grounds, unless they are assistance dogs, security patrol dogs or police dogs.
Dogs may not be brought onto any Knox Grammar School property, including the Prep and Senior School campuses and all playing fields, including Curagul and Gillespie Fields.

Signage has been installed and our Security Team has been asked to let parents and carers know that we are a dog-free school.   If you bring a dog onto school property, you may be approached by the School's Security Team and asked to leave.

Thank you for your cooperation and understanding on this safety initiative.
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Parking for Saturday sport at the Senior School

Due to construction of our exciting new Knox Performing Arts Centre/Junior Secondary Academy, we are no longer able to provide parking at Woodville Ave for families attending sports fixtures at the Senior School campus. Parking is available in the Borambil Street underground carpark for weekend sport. Where possible, we encourage boys and parents to use public transport for travel to and from the Senior School campus.